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Farm Progress America, April 22, 2022

Max Armstrong reports on how a range of issues have impacted railroad performance during the past two years.

Max Armstrong shares the role of railroads for agriculture, which has seen some significant challenges. Recently, the use of precision schedule railroading has taken the blame for some of the problems. Max reports that an association professor of logistics and operations management at Penn State Harrisburg shares the issues are more complex. Peter Swann says the pandemic, a surge in freight demand and the labor shortage combined to make a recipe for disruption all on their own.

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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